2023 MAMA Board Elected

01 Feb 2023 9:53 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA), an organization comprised of automotive journalists and related industry professionals, elected its 2023 Board of Directors during its annual January business meeting. 

The newly elected board includes MAMA President Robert Duffer and Senior Vice President Robby DeGraff. Cherise Threewitt moves into the role of Vice President of Membership and Harvey Briggs becomes the  President Emeritus. 

Kelley Enright, Treasurer, and Jim OBrill, Communications Director, continue with their second year term. Afaf Farah joins the board as Secretary.

2023 Board: Cherise Threewitt, Robert Duffer, Kelley Enright, Jim OBrill, Harvey Briggs, and Robby DeGraff. Not Pictured: Afaf Farah

During the annual business meeting it was reported that the association, which was founded in 1991, currently maintains a membership of 263 automotive journalists and industry professionals serving in the automotive industry or related fields.

It was also announced that the winners of MAMA’s annual Family Vehicle of the Year and Luxury Family Vehicle of the Year awards will be revealed at the Chicago Auto Show MAMA Breakfast on February 9.

The finalists for Family Vehicle of the Year are the  Hyundai IONIQ5,  Hyundai Palisade, and the Ford F-150 Lightning. For Luxury Family Vehicle of the Year, the finalists are the Genesis G90, Genesis GV60, and the Lincoln Navigator.

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